Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)

The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) exists to help promote the development of a healthy campus community at WT. The team, made up of select university staff and faculty, appointed by the VP of Student Affairs provides intervention and support to students who may display behavior that causes reason for concern for the welfare of the individual or the university community. Normally, the BIT will work with a student, when necessary, to create intervention plans that will provide support for the student on a voluntary basis. However, in cases where the safety of a student or others, or when there is significant disruption, or potential disruption, to the learning environment at the university, the BIT has the authority to compel a student to follow a care or intervention plan. Students who do not comply with the directives of the BIT may be referred to the VP of Student Affairs for a violation of the Student Handbook. The BIT will make recommendations to the president, Provost, and VP of Student Affairs with regard to a student's ability to continue at WTAMU. The BIT will develop a review university rules/procedures which address these situations and behaviors.

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) West Texas A&M University is dedicated to providing a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment for students, employees, and visitors. The following Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) will support WTAMU's commitment to promoting and maintaining an alcohol and drug free college.

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (20 U.S.C. 1011i, 34 C.F.R. Part 86), requires that all colleges adopt and implement a drug and alcohol prevention program (DAAPP) to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by all students and employees on College premises or as part of any of its activities. The DAAPP must be and will be distributed annually to all enrolled students and all employees.